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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/14/19

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Phoebe’s Choice

Things were super climactic on The Good Place last week as the last day in the year-long afterlife experiment wound to a close. The experiment, which will determine the fate of all human souls moving forward, was conducted to determine if humans can actually improve themselves morally after they are already dead. If they can, then eternally punishing or rewarding them after death is sorta moot. With the deadline looming in under 24 hours, Eleanor and the gang were a bit stressed. They wanted to try some last-minute situations that might get their test subjects to improve themselves morally before time was up.

Michael was also learning sleight of hand “human magic,” despite the fact Janet can perform infinite real magic tricks. Jason, Tahani, & the 4 subjects were getting ready for their year one graduation, when Simone broke out her conspiracy theory board, ala Charlie Day from Always Sunny. She was certain that Michael and Eleanor were up to something sneaky and it pertained to them. Jason’s true nature as a Jacksonville DJ was exposed at this point too. Chidi told Simone that Eleanor once told him that he and Simone were soul mates. She was quite dubious but pointed at it as another weird sneaky thing. During the celebration, as Michael did his magic tricks, a giant sinkhole opened in the ground and Brent fell in, where he barely was holding on for dear life, trying to not fall all the way into the magma below. Simone and John stole Brent’s car and fled as Chidi stayed to try to rescue Brent. Chidi also fell in though. After saving them both, Eleanor & Michael “admitted” that this really wasn’t the Good Place, and they were about to be sent to the Bad Place. They pulled this stunt with less than two minutes left in the experiment, and while it did inspire a confession and complete change of heart in Brent, the clock expired as he was being open and honest to Chidi for the first time ever.

So this is exciting. Even though we have seven episodes left in the season, they are done with the experiment phase. Which means a lot of the tale is after the judge decides what the fate of our antiheroes will be. Will Chidi & Eleanor ever get back together? What about Jason & Janet? I don’t have these answers, but I will be aboard for the rest of the series till it ends in January.

On tonight’s episode, “The Funeral to End All Funerals,” the group awaits the judge’s final decision on the fate of human existence.

To see if they learn their fate, tune in to NBC at 9/8c.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/7/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

The Unicorn is one of those shows that I forget between episodes just how much I adore it. I don’t know why. It happens occasionally with different shows. Usually one a season. Like, you can ask me midweek if I like it, and I’ll say, “Oh, it’s cute and funny and sweet.” But ask me right after, and I just gush about it. Well, consider me gushing. The cast on this show is brilliant. Walton Goggins is such a great fit here, but his friends really just work. And last week, when Wade realized his daughter Grace got the lead in the school musical simply because the teacher wanted her to feel better after her mother’s passing, it was so sweet watching him talk to Grace about it and tell her she could quit but then be so proud and nervous for her when she didn’t. She proved that she could do it and do it well, and I swear, that Seymour song was stuck in my head for DAYS. My other favorite part of that episode was Natalie trying to sneak more juice boxes than she was allowed and Wade using his parental vision to shut her down. As a parent myself, that just cracked me up. And of course, there was Michelle and Ben practically forcing Forrest and Delia to “volunteer” for the first time ever by signing them up to work the snack bar at the girls’ soccer games. Delia just went spastic as a pediatrician, having to give kids all that sugar and processed food. She even went so far as to go to Whole Foods and bring back…snacks like kale chips. Gag. LOL

On tonight’s episode, “Three Men Out,” when Wade visits a local hot spot to meet people instead of using his dating app, Forrest and Ben decide to be his “wing men.”

See how it goes with Wade’s “wing men” tonight on CBS at 8:31/7:31c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/26/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick tonight is the series premiere of Evil. If you know me, you know I’m not at all into dramas or even most supernatural shows, but this is different. It’s a bit of a cop drama mixed with the supernatural, and I couldn’t help but watch when they made the screeners available.

From Michelle & Robert King (The Good Wife/The Good Fight & BrainDead), this is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) is a skeptical psychologist basically single mother of four (her husband is off supervising climbing tours of some big mountain overseas, so he’s rarely home). She starts off the show as an expert witness for the District Attorney, but after being pushed to lie on the stand, she quits and a little reluctantly joins forces with David Acosta (Mike Colter), a former adventure-seeking journalist now studying to be a priest and tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena – possessions, miracles, etc. Their job is to figure out if it’s supernatural or if there’s a logical explanation. Along with Kristen and David is Ben Shakir, another skeptic who uses his computer and carpentry skills to figure out/prove that what seems to be supernatural is, in reality, something done by humans or naturally in the environment.

Kristen begins having night terrors, which are SUPER freaky, and one of the more scary characters is Leland Townsend, a man who (CBS’s words but oh so appropriate) “oozes menace” and threatens Kristen and her daughters. David tries to tell Kristen that Townsend is in reality evil, but she doesn’t believe it…until she does. The road to that is spooky and creepy and…everything good that is this show.

I’ve seen the first few episodes already, and it’s scared the pants off me. I loved it way more than I thought I was going to, so I highly recommend at least checking out the first couple of episodes! Also starring are Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Dalya Knapp, Maddy Crocco, & Skylar Gray.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard is hired by the Catholic Church to work with David Acosta, a priest-in-training, and contractor Ben Shakir, to determine whether a serial killer is possessed by a demon or merely a psychopath. Kristen finds that she has a taste for the work and is invited to join the team on a permanent basis.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c.
 
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/24/19

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Phoebe’s Choice

We’re here once more at the precipice of doom or redemption as we slide into the season three finale of the best damned sitcom on television in 2019, The Good Place. Last week started with a meetup at the IHOP between our gang of dearly departed afterlife denizens, their demonic pal Micheal, & the super-powerful judge (guest star Maya Rudolph). The Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes was a confusing junction of ten dimensions, which made it a colorful but dangerous terrain. Jason likened it to a drug trip as Tahini insisted that they were trapped in the pattern from a 2012 collection dress. When the judge showed up, she was pissed, especially at Michael, who had stolen a book from Accounting.

Michael tried to make a case for all of humanity, but it was Jason who ultimately convinced her that she’d never understand how hard it was for humans unless she went to Earth. She agreed and made a massive journey in what was basically an instant for us and the gang. Somewhere in there, Jason and Janet professed their feelings for each other and become a couple again. The judge soon came back exasperated, claiming “Earth is messed up, y’all!” She summoned Michael’s old boss from Hell, Shawn, to confer on the state of affairs. While this sit-down was occurring, Chidi accidentally becomes/sees the Time Knife, which was hilarious.

They agreed upon a new “Fake Good Place” to test if humans can be redeemed after death or if they all actually deserve eternal punishment in Hell. The new neighborhood was being built in Mindy’s backyard in The Medium Place. It was there that we saw Derek had become much smarter after billions of resets. He bragged about now almost having a normal-sized penis, too. There will be one year to track the improvement or lack thereof for the four souls about to enter this new experiment. Derek offered to help Janet make all the “Janet babies” that they will populate the new neighborhood with, and this made Jason predictably jelly. Just before the launch of the new “Fake Good Place,” Shawn told Michael that they made a Michael suit to torture Chidi, Jason, Elanor, and Tahini with if he loses the experiment. This led to him having an anxiety attack right before the 1st new dead person awoke in the afterlife in the waiting room outside his office. Cliffhanger!!!!

This show is so good, and the direction it is taking now almost assures us a season four. I can’t wait to see how they wrap it up tonight. And we know that next year it’ll feature all the main characters from the first three season, plus out new four subjects.

On tonight’s episode, “Pandemonium,” various events occur, in a certain specific order.

To see how pandemonium and “in a certain specific order” go together in this season finale, tune in to NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be tuning in for the season premiere of Broad City and new episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham, & Star Trek: Discovery.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/10/19

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Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC’s The Good Place returns to kick off the first of its final three episodes of the season. When we last left off, Shawn and his demons from the Bad Place had found Michael and the others. The group managed to escape into Janet’s void. However, this killed the humans in the process. While in the void, the humans all took on Janet’s appearance. Eleanor and Chidi confronted their romantic past and feelings, and Jason and Tahani learned that Janet and Jason had been married at one point in their Good Place iterations. Meanwhile, Janet and Michael headed to Accounting to see if they could figure out what was going on. Michael was shocked to discover that in the past 521 years, no one had made it into the Good Place. If even the Doug Forcetts of the world weren’t getting into the Good Place, something fishy had to be going on! So Michael transported everyone into an empty office in the Good Place so they could investigate things further.

This show is constantly throwing all kinds of unexpected twists and turns at the viewer so that you never know where it will go next! Will Michael figure out how the Bad Place is manipulating the point system so that no one gets into the Good Place? What will Jason and Tahani do with this news about Janet’s feelings for Jason? And what other adventures and twists await our group as they return once again to the Good Place (the real one this time)? It’s sad to think that there are just three episodes left this season!

On tonight’s episode, “The Book of Dougs,” Michael presents his case to the Good Place Committee; Chidi tries to calm Eleanor down; Tahani struggles to help Jason and Janet.

Learn what the Good Place Committee decides tonight on NBC at 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Fam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham, The Orville, and Top Chef.
 
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